September 23, 2013 - 2:07pm
The guys discuss the return of one of their favorite shows, hope and despair regarding new comedies this fall, and general Emmy feelings before going into a more heavy analysis next week.

This week we focus on TV happenings.

We start with New Girl, a personal favorite of ours and one of the best comedies on television (1:50).

We then move on to comedies that will making their debut (or have already debuted) this fall including: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Trophy Wife, Dads, and many others (15:00).

We finish talking about general Emmy thoughts regarding the landscape of television (31:05), and give our pop culture recommendations for the week (38:10).

May 2, 2013 - 9:45am
It seemed like a bad idea, but NBC's "Hannibal" might have given a boost to the network's Thursday night lineup.

NBC is in the doldrums. Last place, dwindling viewership, their flagship shows (30 Rock, The Office) expired or expiring, their best show (Community) on the down and out, their former funny man (Jay Leno) all but dissipated into irrelevancy. The sole bright spot in a lineup so riddled with blunders and banality is Jimmy Fallon, who was recently promised the mantle of The Tonight Show host, though we all remember how that turned out for Conan.

April 22, 2013 - 11:05am
DJ, actress, music video director and voice of Flame Princess on the hit animated TV series, 'Adventure Time': Jessica DiCicco is doing it all, and she's only getting started.

“Flame Princess! Flame Princess! Flame Princess!”

A crowd of people wearing fiery-colored dresses, red wigs, cat-eared hoods and green backpacks suddenly rushed the stage as Jessica DiCicco was deejaying.

April 13, 2013 - 9:53pm
The guest star in "The Surprise Party" makes this disappointing episode watchable. Barely.

Once a character is single on Smash, a new character seems to immediately appear and fill the spot. When Eileen needs news coverage of Bombshell, Richard shows up, when Julia helps Scott with the Hit List story, Scott reveals his feeling for her, and after Ivy’s unpleasant surprising party, Derek comes to cheer her up.

This out-of-nowhere match is especially notable in Karen and Jimmy’s relationship. All of a sudden, Karen can’t help falling in love with this just-met, bad-tempered bartender who can’t communicate with anyone. It is all too predictable.

April 9, 2013 - 8:05pm
The streaming and in-home delivery service recently began hosting one of the most imaginative cartoons around.

The Cartoon Network has recently made a number of imaginative and action-packed shows available for streaming on Netflix. Amongst the shows being released are animated series like Batman Beyond and Justice League, as well as Adult Swim shows such as Metalocalypse and The Venture Brothers. The most exciting addition, however is the first season of the Emmy-nominated Adventure Time.

April 4, 2013 - 2:14pm
Despite guest stars and consistent music, inconsistent episodes like this one may have sunk this show.

In this week’s episode “Parents, we see the two most valuable parts of the show: music and special guests.

April 1, 2013 - 8:45am
A serviceable episode focuses on the struggling directors, and adds some depth to Tom's character.

After last week’s fugues and feuds, “The Bells and Whistles” is a well-balanced and solid episode mirroring the two musicals “Bombshell” and “Hit List.”

Tom, trying so hard to get rid of Derek’s shadow in “Bombshell,” invites every actor to give suggestions about their parts, which turn out to be overwhelming. Derek, on the other hand, arrogant and self-indulgent, is having disagreements with Jimmy on every decision.
Their dilemmas are built in their personalities: Tom being kind-hearted and supportive, and Derek being pushy and arrogant.

March 24, 2013 - 3:46pm
Netflix's first foray into television production may be the beginning of a bright future for on-demand television.

If Netflix’s original series House of Cards represents a new model for television, the future is bright.

March 21, 2013 - 10:12am
The show goes back to its old, messy, uneven tricks, after a promising respite last episode.

Just when we think “Smash” is headed in the right way, it turns onto a bumpy road. Last week, showcasing conflict in the creative process with an amazing makeover of an old number, and Tom replacing Derek as “Bombshell” director, for once in this season the audience could look forward to a better show. This week, “Smash” shattered that hope with “Musical Chairs” an at best, uneven episode.

What “Smash” after this episode? “Glee.”

March 21, 2013 - 9:49am
A solid episode presents some solid changes to the playing field of "Smash."

“Smash” gives us a brilliant song and some cast turnover in one of the better episodes of the season. For those who have been watching it from the very first episode, “The Fringe” reproduces the fresh and energetic feeling that originally drew them into the show.